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India's Digital Health Mission

Last updated: Jun, 2021

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The Government of India is committed to provide all citizens with equal access to healthcare, and digital health is a key enabler for the effective transformation of the health ecosystem. India's digital health campaign promotes the use of digital tools to meet the healthcare goals and places a significant importance on teleconsultation in health centres at a grassroots level. The goal of teleconsultation is to create a platform wherein a mid-level healthcare provider can connect patients to doctors through a technology platform.

On August 15, 2020, the Prime Minister of India, Mr. Narendra Modi, launched the National Digital Health Mission (NDHM), which is a compact digital health ecosystem comprising six key building blocks namely Health ID, DigiDoctor, health facility registry and personal health records. Gradually, it will also include e-pharmacy and telemedicine services.

Read more about India’s Digital Health Mission in this IBEF case study.

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